After Dani had already set the speed record on the north walls of the Eiger and Matterhorn, he planned a free solo ascent on the third of the three big walls of the Alps: The Grand Jorasses. The fact that Ueli Steck had taken the record back from him on the Eiger in the meantime, probably increased his motivation to succeed on the Jorasses even more. Dani planned to climb the extremely demanding route on the so-called Walker Pillar. A 1200 metre high, colossal column of granite and ice that leads steeply from the Leschaux glacier directly to the summit. It is regarded as one of the most sought-after challenges for ambitious alpinists.
We could only accompany Dani up to the entrance, wish him good luck and watch him literally running through the lowest meters of the precipitous rocks. After that he was all on his own. It took him just a bit over two hours to complete the route. An unbelievable performance that probably nobody will be able to beat very soon.